In Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings January, 2016 Release: “Our Role in the Transformation,” we are reminded of the instrumental roles we each will play as stewards in this industry grown gray. Creating viable and working endowments of industry knowledge, is not just necessary to transition successfully with the avalanche of technology being introduced, but critical to HVAC and BAS future generations — finding and holding their participation rights in the IoT world to come.
Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings: “The transition to a new year causes us to reflect on the previous years. The future is falling on us fast but we must be the force that provides linkage to the past, and more importantly to the existing. Only we as an industry have the skill and knowledge; this is not an IoT thing, this is us.
We need to not be overwhelmed by the transformation occurring but to be the stabilizing force of reason in the transformation in our building automation industry.
A reflection of the changes in our industry last few years casts an amazing shadow. It is interesting that if you look at our monthly themes, you will see that what we all have been talking about is “Our Role in the Transformation”. It is not the amazing IoT technological changes that are the focus of our discussions it is how we as an industry of self learning assets embrace and connect these changes.
Forward from Paris Via M&V, Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext Ltd
“Fitbit® For Buildings,” Jack McGowan, The McGowan Group
New Year’s Resolutions for Building Owners, Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings LLC
The Business Side of Cyber Security, Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy
Connecting to Diverse Data Sources, John Petze, SkyFoundry
What’s In Your OPC UA Server? John Rinaldi, Real Time Automation (RTA)
BAS Intrinsic Analytics, Steve Tom, AutomatedLogic
Security Industry Growth to 2020, Allan McHale, Memoori